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    January 7, 2013
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>> i think he would look at the countries in the world and try to find ways to create more positive unter action between countries. >> a ceremony is also planned in washington on wednesday and that is your 5@5:00. folks news in just a few hours president obama will nominate former senator chuck hagel. it has been met with strong criticism including from hagel's own party. good morning jennifer. >> what has republicans and democrats up in arms are remarks hagel made when he was in the senate about israel. in a 2006 interview with aaron david miller hagel said the following, the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people here. i am not an israeli senator i am a u.s. senator. hagel favored direct talks with iran and is one of two senators
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to vote against sanking iran. many are questioning the president's choice. >> chuck hagel if confirmed to be secretary of defense would be the most antagonistic secretary of defense toward the state of israel in our nation's history. not only has he said you should directly negotiate with iran sanctions won't work that it is negotiating hamas which is an organization terrorist group that lobbed thousands of rockettes into israel. >> his defenders point to his two purple hearts in vietnam. >> chuck hague elt is a tremendous patriot served incred before i in vietnam and served as a senator. he hasn't had a chance to speak for himself. so why all of the prejudging? i don't know. the senate rejected 9 cabinet nominations since 1834. the last was john towers the nominee for secretary of defense
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in 1989. back to you in new york. >> you know it's going to be a busy day if jennifer is up that early. you might see the issue of raising taxes is over but house minority leader nancy pelosi saying not just yet. another economic threat the debt ceiling law americas have to figure out how to curve spending and bring in more residents. what's the solution? listen to this? nancy pelosi is saying another round of tax increases is an option. >> do you agree with the republican leading the senate mr. mcconnell who said we are done with the taxing side of it now we have to cons tate on spending? is that done now? the revenue side of it taken care of yet? >> no, it is not. the president had 6 million in revenue he took 1.2 in this
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revenue we had $620 billion significant high end tax rate to 39.6 percent but that is not enough on the revenue side. we have already agreed to a trillion dollars in spending cuts over a trillion dollars in spending cuts. are you talking about more taxes? >> talking about looking at the tax code putting everything from the table from the standpoint of closing loopholes and know we can do that. subsidies for big oil 38 billion right there. again not to take things in isolation just to say okay, how much more revenue can we get as we go forward? >> mitch mcconnell shutting down that possibility. >> the tax issue is over. now it is time to pivot to the single biggest threat. we have a debt of $16.4 trillion
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that's as big as our economy. that alone makes us look a lot like greece. we have an incredible spending daiks. this administration has driven spending and percentage of our economy from 21 percent up to almost 25 percent. it's time for the president to pivot and lead us in a discussion about saving this country for our children and our grandchildren. >> two opposing views. we will see what happens. some republicans threatened to impose the threat limit increase if president doesn't agree with those spending cuts. time for the first degree weather update with maria molina. you are tracking another storm? where is this one? >> we are tracking a grand new storm system across portions of the southwest of the u.s. this one will he will be tracking the next couple days because it could be bring heavy rain in the plains and possibility of severe weather. of course a watch on the storm system.
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i want to start out with the current temperatures they are close to where they should be this time of year. 30s in new york city in the 20s minneapolis and in the 30s a chilly start to your day in dallas texas. temperature currently 33 degrees. i have good news for the eastern two-thirds of the country. you will start to notice a bit of a warming trend. we will be looking at temperatures above average. first week of january started out on a very cold note temperatures below average now we are going to see a shift in the weather pattern good news with temperatures a little warmer than what is typical. as we head into portions of florida we have lingering showers across central parts of the state. we will continue to see that with a frontal boundary lingering out there producing precipitation portions of the pacific northwest through out the weekend seeing rain, wind and snow expecting a foot of snow over the washington cass said. that will continue not just for a day but over the next several days. here's a look at the storm system across california.
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doesn't look like much a little bit of rain and snow. take a look at precipitation computer model over the next several days. that is over 4 inches of rain in texas and portions of arkansas. keeping an eye on the storm. >> thank you, maria. now to stories you can bank on this morning. bad news for most americans. unfortunately 2013 going to be more of the same when it comes to raising costs and take home pay. >> hey, lauren. >> good morning. not the best news this monday morning. air care, rent, shipping costs tuition going up and your paycheck is not. thanks to the new payroll tax already in effect. you will be shelling out more in taxes on average. your ta check is less and cost of live something way up.
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>> super boechlt how are ad sales going? >> when it comes to super bowl advertiseing there is no economic slow down. they announced the ad slots are more than 90 percent sold out already. 30 second spots are going from 3.7 to $3.8 million each. that is more than usual. that can bring in revenue of quarter of a million dollars. >> if you fly a lot you have news as far as the airlines are concerned. >> it is kind of like the news story. you can fly but feel more safe doing so. extra training and more reps. plus a wave of retirement may pay this year. large airlines are likely to scoop up the available pilots first leaving regional carriers operate half of the nation's flights scrambling. the safety regulations we are talking about include co pilots having more hours with
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experience to be in the cockpit and pilots getting 10 hours minimum of rest before duty. we have the first perhaps official fare hike of the new year. united airlines raising air fair from $2 to $5 each way. now we have to see if some of the low cost carriers like southwest match all of those. thanks so much. >> ladies let's thick with the theme right now about airlines. you ever wonder what the flat attendants really think of you? >> please go back to your seat. >> yes. >> you were just out here and you put sunglasses on. out. >> some are now coming clean. they are revealing their secrets about their job that keep them from passengers. if you want to get upgraded to first class it turns out it is something they can do but won't do it very often unless you are
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a friend, pregnant or extremely nice to them. the coffee is decaf so you will leave the flight attendants line. you wonder why flights are delayed for some reason it is reportedly so they get extra over time pay. flight attendants asked the captain to leave the seat belt signs on longer so they can serve drinks more easily. send your comments over to us you can tweet them to us at fox friend first or shat us an e-mail at fox friends first we will read them later on the show. she was one of the legal gun other owners who was called out. >> you are under the microscope. you look like a deer in the headlights. my sources tell me you are scared. you are disconnecting your phone
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you are hiding behind people with guns. >> we will tell you what judge janeane wants to hear from the it paper. >> they carry out a brazen brakeout. they walked ott of prison no one even noticed. first as we go to break let's take a look at the gas prices. the new national average 3.30 a gallon. so. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup.
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>> good morning to you. it is quarter past the hour. here's a look at what you missed while you were sleeping. a desperate search for an expert sky diver will resume by air this morning. the ground search for 29-year-old kurt rupert has been suspended. he hasn't been seen since last thursday when he was sky dieing above the cascade mountains. help is on the way for victims of super storm sandy. president obama decide to scale back aid bill into law.
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it gives fema 9.7 billion doll dollars to pay the flood insurance claims. they vote on $51 billion in aid next week. >> thanks, heather. it is 16 after the hour. it is time for a look at who is talking. we turn to the continuing controversy surrounding the new york newspaper the journal news. that paper published the name of gun owners in two new york state counties. that's what fox's judge jeanine pirro is talking about this morning. the judge happens to be one of the legal gun owners whose name was published. on her program this weekend she had a powerful message for the newspaper. >> firestorm began when journal news identified gun owners in a pedophile like interactive mess. the battered woman hiding from her abuser whose address has been protected by the courts. the police officer whose family is now in jeopardy. the witness who testified
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against the bad guy who is in jail and for years has been stewing about that witness. judges and da's like me who not only investigated, indicted and prosecuted criminals but as a judge actually put them in jail. so when the heat is turned up and we want answers and we want to know why, you the journal news can't talk? you shut down? give us a hint. was it your liftest liberal anti gun agenda. did you even think about the consequences? was it all about money? will you step up if something happens to one of us? you know you have made us vulnerable now that you are under the mike skoept you look like a dear in the headlights. you are looking pretty weak right fou. my sources tell me you are scared. you are disconnecting your
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phone. you are hiding behind people with guns after criticizing those of us who legally own them. get the hell out of your elitist egg head tower put on your big boy pants, face the music and start answering some questions. >> well, the newspaper standing by the decision to publish those names. it's 18 after the hour. coming up, want to get rich in the in you year? of course you do. our next step can show you how. the first step is to throw out your budget. >> really? that's an interesting one. okay, then prince harry with a special message for the daughter of one of his fellow soldiers. we will tell you about that. this was the hole my waist was on. but since i've been on alli, am i on this one? nope.
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>> 22 after the top of the hour. community meetings will be held this month to decide what to do with sandy hook elementary school. people can offer ideas for that building. town official also keep the off based on the suggestions. they will talk about renovating it or building a brand new school. 6 adults 20 children were killed there. they walked away during a session at the gym. they were able to get away because the minimum security prison is not completely fenced in. neither of these women considered dangerous. wasn't to help you get your finances in line in 2013.
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we will give you tips to get more money in the bank. the psychology of money and why are budgets so hard to keep and how can we automatically save some money? let's ask one of our experts best selling author of the book i will teach you to be rich. you say actually don't keep a budget? i have never heard that before. why? >> many of these love to tell us to keep a budget don't sepend money on lattes. they never find out does any one follow it? most of us cannot keep a budget. incredibly difficult it makes us feel guilty. doesn't help you save money? >> doesn't help you keep track of all of your expenses? >> nice dream that we would keep track of our spending. it feels terrible looking at the spending. oo kind of like a diet at the beginning of the year. >> saving money requires a lot of will power. explain what we need to do.
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>> we don't have a lot of will power we are motivated the end of the day we say i am going to eat the doughnut i am going going to track my spending. what we can do is set up a simple plan use automatic savings and not worry about the small details of 1, 2, $3 expenditures here a there. >> a lot of them say skip the lattes or lunch. >> if i hear another person say save money on lattes i am never going to save on the sh-- come show again. it makes us hate ourselves. take the two biggest discretionary expenseses you have. for a lot it's eating out for others it's drinking. not one latt month, six months. >> for a family it could be cutting back on a vacation. >> there are so many suggestions. eating out, the way that you save your money in fact earning
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more money as well. there are many areas. i like to take the two biggest discretionary expenses and focus on cutting those down. finally automatic spending plans 401 k's. 529 for education great idea. >> incredibly important. more important than any amount of budgeting. all you can do is take the money that comes on your paycheck and make sure it is coming into the right account. that is worth way more. >> thank you so much. thanks for coming in. talk to you again real soon. you are a personal finance advisor. >> 25 minutes after the hour. it was supposed to be innocent fun instead a flash mob takes a violent turn and sends a mall into lock down. now you see it now you don't. a couple's dream home torn down. hard to image, without their permission because of a paperwork mistake. we will tell you where this was. [ coughs ]
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nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at fedex office. >> good morning to you. welcome back to "fox & friends first". i am heather nauert. >> i am ainsley earhardt. >> it is 5:30 on the dot. here on the east coast at least. it is time for the top five stories making news at this hour. in a few hours a man accused of
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a disturbing blplot to bomb the new york city subway system will be arraigned. they attacked targets in britain and norway. he was extradited last week from custody. growing concerns over what could be the strongest and earliest outbreak in the flu in nearly a decade. it is only expected to get worse. hospitals are being overwhelmed. thousands of cases are being reported across 41 states. at least 18 children have died. the cdc is urging all of us to get vaccinated. >> i am anticipating it will be a lot of cases and we should prepare right now. >> doctors say if you start showing symptoms of the flu get checked out by your doctor right away. >> elementary schools in one florida county making a big change over the winter break to keep students safe.
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several in orange county will have full-time sheriff's deputies. deputies give them peace of mind. i think it's comfortling to know that they are taken from schools. they will be used at the end of the school year before they decide what do before the next school year. >> chaos at a mall in louisiana. >> cops ordering i didn't ever one out after 200 teenagers gathered in the food court for the mob. some started fighting. panic broke out as shoppers tried to scramble out of the mall. people will be facing charges now. >> taking a time-out from fighting in afghanistan to send birthday wishes to a daughter. dear isabel you are too young
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for me to write anything that makes sense but hopefully when you are older you will be able to laugh at the fact that your dad got me to sign this in afghanistan. he signs it happy birthday love from harry. >> could have been a little sweeter than that. after weeks of speculation fox news is confirming president obama will nominate secretary of defense. it is shaping up to be a tough confirmation battle. with wide criticism we are live in washington. a lot is expected to happen on this today. >> good morning heather. this is going to be a big fight it sounds like in picking the form ma nebraska senator republican chuck hagel the president will argue he is reaching out across the aisle. some of the staujest opposition may come from senate republicans. >> this is an in your face nomination by the president to all of us who are supportive of israel.
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i don't know what the management experience is regarding the pentagon if any. i think it's an incredibly controversial choice. >> he calls the jewish lobby call into question his support for israel. he stood shoulder to shoulder with the president on foreign policy. >> i know chuck hagel. i know him. he's a patriot. he is somebody who has done extraordinary work in the united states senate. somebody who served this country with valor in vietnam. he is serving on the intelligence advisory board and doing a great job. >> some questioned james hormel's nomination as being in his words openly aggressively gray. he would later apologize. even many democrats take a wait
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and see approach to his nomination. >> let him get nominated if he is going to be nominated and let's hear what the senator had to say. this may be announced as early as today. doug luzader in washington for us. >> the nomination of chuck hagel is the big talk this morning. >> cruise highly critical of the choice and the cities -- -- highly critical of the choice as the main issue. if hagel is nominated it is difficult to look at the circumstances of his nomination. he is down this path despite his record is troubling.
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in my view the united states should stand unshakebly with the nation of israel. he is consistently advocating weakness with respect to our enemies with respect to the nation of iran he has opposed sanctions over and over again. the job of the secretary of defense is to be a serious credible detour rent and weakness of the secretary of defense invite conflict. >> what is your position with israel? >> with respect to israel, he has repeatedly opposed israel placed all of the blame on israel in dispute after dispute after dispute. he said israel does not reflect the reality of strong u.s.
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national security interests in maintaining that alliance. >> in a recent interview he sees nothing to disqualify hagel from contention. >> let's get the first degree weather update from maria molina. there's another storm you are watching, where is this thing coming down? >> this is across portions of the southwestern u.s. it is relatively weak but it will get together and start to intensify and produce heavy rains. places in florida aren't looking at much activity. we have a tail end of a frontal system that will continue to fire up showers and isolated thunderstorms here through out the day. keep that in mind otherwise parts of the games plains producing snow and rain. the next storm system across
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california doesn't look impressive right now just areas of light rain and snow. as we head's actually forecasted for significant rainfall. over four inches of rain will be possible. this is good news. we need rain across texas. many are looking at low water levels but there is potential of severe weather as we head into tomorrow and the day after on wednesday. looking at a risk of severe storms with high winds possible. close to average we are in january. supposed to be cold. high of 41. we could be looking at a high of 60 degrees. a little bit of a warming trend. >> thanks. we like the warmer weather. >> we will take it. >> time toent tan this. this is what not to do when you are trying not to get shot from kim kardashian.
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the tables turned on this guy. she tweeted this picture. this pat fell asleep on the job missed my whole miami photo shoot. lucky me, unlucky him. could the offices' favorite boss be coming back? >> you know what? when the son of nigeria e-mailed you directly asked you for help you helped. >> despite rumblings to bring carrell back. nbc has bad news. the network is saying it's hopeful but probably not going to happen. >> new year, new square. texas chain saw 3-d debuted in the number one spot at the box office this weekend, $23 million. y jango came in at number 2 and the habit came in third place. >> you see that scary movie? >> i know you were first in line for the texas chain saw massacre.
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>> it is time for the starting lineup. top stories hurt a lot more than just losing the game. the redskins rg 3 going down in the 4th verses the seahawks. he reaggravated his knee injury trying to field a bad as soon as possible. >> he wasn't 14u7b percent. he is scheduled for an m rishg. they play the 49ers next week. >> retirement will have to wait for ravens ray lewis. >> baltimore beat the cults 24-9. >> fans giving a final farewell to lewis as he took a victory lap. it was the last home game of his career. it caall comes down to tonight s championship game. brian kelly leading the fighting irish. the battle against the creme son tie -- crimson tied. >> supposed to cut the cost of
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health insurance premium. why are some people seeing rates doubled? we will explain. could president obama win reelection for a third term? that's what law americas want to happen. [ale announcer ] staples is the number-one office superstore ink retailer in america. now t $6 back in staples rewards for every ink cartridge you recyc when you spend $50 on hp in staples. th was easy. a great cup of coffee should be easy as one, two... well, just one. new single serve cafe collections from maxwell house now available for use in the keurig k-cup brewer. always good to the last drop.
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>> 43 after the hour. we begin in australia where more than 100 homes have been dest y destroyed by wildfire. it scorched 50,000 acres since friday. no reports of major injuries or death. to russia where french actor gerard de barred doe is being welcomed with open arms. the actor was invited where he was offered a place to live. he was greeted by the mayor and well wishers there.
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>> finally five lucky lotto winners splitting $1.1 million. yes, i said billion with a b. the el nino lottery is drawn each year january 6th when they celebrate the epiphany. it marked when the kings visited baby jesus. that is quite a gift. >> thanks answer r-- ainsley. one more year until the affordable care act is fully phased in. for a lot of people out there health insurance is becoming a lot less affordable. diane mass doe is here to explain. >> insurance premiums on the rise. >> that's right heather. health insurance across the country are seeking and winning double dig get insurance premiums. it shows blue cross proposing more than 36 percent increase on some policyholders and aetna and
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blue shield are aiming at 14 percent in florida and ohio they have insured rates by 20 percent by some people. it can amount to several$00 per mornt and largely target small businesses and people without employer provided insurance. families with employer based policies on the other hand are looking at roughly 4 percent increases. it requires regulators to review any request of ralt increases of 10 percent or more. it is posted at healthcare dot gov. they justify the discrepancy saying medical costs for policyholders are rising much faster than the average suggesting they are in a thicker population. but the review process also revealed a sharp disparity with you will giving authority to deny those who haven't. they have increases for 2013 in individual and small group market.
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you can review rate requests for technical errors. they contend premiums will be higher without the new health law heather. we will see if people agree as this continues to go in. >> regulators who approve the health insurance premium issues are government employees. we will talk to you again real soon. diane macedo, fox business. >> now you see it now you don't. listen to this, a couple's dream home was torn down without their permission all because of a paperwork mistake oochlt ool are you surrounded by the cookies and cakes in the office? nikki fitness is here with ways to make it easier to say no. first let's check in with brian kilmeade. >> great to see two of my favorite people in the entire world. never met either of you face to face hopefully this year. we are going to attack the cake
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issue in some way. steven moore had an exclusive with john boehner. inside the president's mind set. it has to be kind of scary for those who worry about our he can numberic outlook. matt damon says frak something bad. we have another document tate tore who says it is good we should ignore matt damon. we will show you how to be rich. bring a pen to the show. she gets taken on by a marine on her no gun stance. my first weekend with a pocket hose. how did it change my life? i will share back with you only on "fox & friends."
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>> good morning to you. it is 10 minutes before the hour. president obama for president in
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2016 in that could actually happen if a democratic congressman gets his way. he is reintroducing a bill to repeal the 22nd amendment. that states that no president could be elected to more than 2 terms in office. he tried repealing this 7 times since 1997. the proposals never even made it to a floor vote. check this out. this is the world's first cash d -- dashcam video. it is footage of firefighters back in 1926. someone mounted a camera on the truck as they rush to do a fire. as you can see the traffic was just as bad in the 1920s as it is today. the truck even drives on to the sidewalk to get around that gridlock. >> ainsley. let's head over to you. >> thank you, heather. are you one of the millions of people who pledge to get fit this new year? diet is half of your battle. it is not always easy to stay on track. here with great tips personal trainer and fitness expert nikki
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fitness. good to see you this morning. this is a great segment. we started the new year. off to a good start. you say think of food as fuel and don't use it -- so many times i worked out so hard so i deserve that and i am going to get cheesecake afterwards. that will ruin it. food is probably more important. calories in verses calories out. think about the food pyramid. if you get to dinner and three servings of vegetables one serving of fruit i had a lot of proteins and carbs today. it's not what makes you feel good. it's not a gift it's about what is good for your body. >> you feel like it's a gift for yourself. >> if it helps you emotionally i want this chocolate. i am tired maybe i will get something to make knee feel comfortable. you have your goals in mind. >> you say practice good habits
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when you are eating out. >> when i go to the restaurant i open a menu identify the three healthiest things on the menu and close it put it aside and chat with my friends. i can choose from the minestrone soup and maybe a healthy fish andre. >> you say ask the waiter for a doggie bag. >> you can put half away. >> then you save money on your meal the next day. >> it is cost savings as well. >> you say don't eat any junk food lying away from the office. >> if you can think ahead pack fruits almond healthy yogurts to bring to the office wount eat the danish or doughnut laying around. i avoid it because i have my apple sitting on my desk ready to go. >> that's how you cut out the temptations throughout the day. >> if you are using food as a gift not just fuel you want to eat something all your friends at work are eating do it but healthy ways. >> if you are really kraiing
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chocolate eat dark chocolate or fiber one bar. >> i know alcohol there's a lot of calories in it. >> not only a lot of calories. once you start eating you start eating after you drink you are going to lose your inhibitions you are going to say i am going to get the burger and fries i really want because you had too much to drink. save calories wine spritzer. i like to add club soda or something sparkling to your wine so you are not drinking as much but you have something in your hand. >> and you are not as intoxicated. >> then you will feel better for your workout the next morning. >> she will be on next monday back here telling gears and gadgets to help us stay on track. good advice. >> good to see you. it is 54 after the top of the hour, 6 minutes to the top of the hour. lost and found. a couple things their love letters are gone forever until they get a surprise fof a
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lifetime. flight attendants revealing secret from the sky. they always serve you decaf coffee to keep you sleepy. we are reading e-mails and tweets coming up next. :
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>> good morning. now two minutes before the hour as we take a look at the good, the bad and the ugly. first, the good. a california couple thought hundreds of love letters they wrote to one another during world war ii were gone forever after a trunk containing the letters was stolen 50 years ago. but a man found these letters, tracked down the couple, lloyd and mary ann michael have been married for 70 years. next the bad. cops say this man hopped into an ambulance while the paramedics were helping out an elderly woman and drove off. cops chased him for six blocks before he finally pulled over. finally, the ugly. a couple buying this dream home but coming back a week later to this: the city
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says that the property was accidentally sold at auction when it had already been slated for demolition. bet they are mad. >> time for your brew on the questions of the day. flight attendants were sharing secrets like always serving decaf coffee. we asked for your responses: of course they have tricks of the trade, who doesn't. i said to the attendant she could upgrade me. she produced a new seat assignment for me in the front cabin. gate agents can produce upgrade if the reasons are right. thanks for that response. >> never hurts to ask. "fox & friends" starts right now. have a great day. >> good morning. happy new year. today is monday, january 7.
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lots of people going back to work today. hope you're going to have a great one. i'm gretchen carlson. president obama rumored to pick chuck hagel as the new leader of defense but he's already receiving criticism from his own party especially after controversial comments about israel. >>brian: these streets were supposed to be named after war heroes so how did local politicians end up getting the streets named after them instead? we'll tell you why. straight ahead. >>brian: check what's left of this car. who could survive that crash, i ask? the baby that was in the car seat. that is who survived. that amazing story coming your way because "fox & friends" starts a brand-new week right now. >> good morning. good to be back. the team is back in place after a long holiday schedule. weird this year how
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christmas and new year's were on mondays. my kids had so much time off from school. >>brian: drove you crazy? >> we had a fabulous time playing uno, yahtzee. hope you feel a wonderful christmas and new years. >>brian: we played -- >> we did rock, pay per, scissors. >>steve: what about jacks? >> these are good old-fashioned game. >>brian: we tried to hook the pocket hose on to the hose bib at our house while the water was on. >>steve: exhibit a, ladies and gentlemen, if you're curious, we were able to turn off the hose outside. it took us about four hours. i can hardly wait till -- >> what does that outside shot have to do with it? >>steve: it's all about my christmas present.